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Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 27 Feb 2002 7:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2011 12:45PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Tennant, Hall, Fish
I'm looking for any details on the following people

John Norris b. 1778 Orleans Co., NY, married Mary ???
son: Seth Norris, married Nancy ???, settled in Traverse City, MI
son of Seth: Albert Norris, married Fanny Mariah Fish
son of Albert: Julius Norris, married Flossie Gladys Hall
Julius' children:
Charles William Tennant (adopted by Aunt), b.1923,d.1990
Wanietta (living, last I knew)

As you can see I don't have many dates. I don't seem to see anyone in the SSDI database that matched Julius (I'd expect him to be in it).

Some claimes to fame I guess:
Seth and Albert were supposedly among the first settlers of the Traverse City area (non-native of course).
Albert fought and was wounded in the battle of Gettysberg.

Now I don't have the actual documents to confirm this, but its the family lore if you will.

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 16 Dec 2006 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Norris
I am currently researching the history of Seth Hall Norris' Tannery and Grist Mill, which is located 2 miles south of Traverse City. Seth came to the area in 1851 from Racine, Wisconsin...the tannery and grist mill were located in Lelanau County, Elmwood Township. He built the first bridge over Cedar Creek and his tannery in 1858; he had 4 sons...they operated the tannery and grist mill. Seth was no longer living by the census of 1870 and his wife, Nancy, was living with their eldest son, Charles. My son-in-law and daughter live 'over the mill' and Cedar Creek runs under their house. My son-in-law has loved 'the mill' since he was a child living in the area and bought the property several years ago; I am actually working on the history as a Christmas gift to him. I need to have it ready in the next few days because I will be visiting them over the holidays. The town was called Norrisville, and later, Grelickville...Lelanau Co. Quite a bit has been written about the tannery and grist mill. Feel free to contact me and right after the holidays I can get you the information about the mill and Seth's four sons.

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 16 Dec 2006 8:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2011 12:50PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Pierce, Bennett, Woven, Wait, Fox, Fish, Persoll

Descendants of Seth Hall NORRIS
-------------------------------
1-Seth Hall NORRIS b. 1 Sep 1800, Phelps, Ontario Co., New York, USA, d. 12 Sep
1862, , , Michigan, USA
+Nancy PIERCE b. 19 May 1802, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA, d. 31
Jan 1873, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co., Michigan, USA, m. Est 1818-1825
...1.1-George NORRIS b. 28 Jun 1825, , , New York, USA, d. , , , Minnesota, USA
+Unknown
......1.1.1-Sarah NORRIS b. <1846-1888>, d. <1847-1940>
......1.1.2-Isabell NORRIS b. <1846-1888>, d. <1847-1940>
...1.2-Mary Ann NORRIS b. 15 Jun 1825, , , New York, USA
+Irwin BENNETT b. WFT Est 1811-1848, d. WFT Est 1843-1901, m. WFT Est
1837-1882
......1.2.1-George BENNETT b. WFT Est 1843-1881, d. WFT Est 1844-1933
......1.2.2-Walter BENNETT b. WFT Est 1843-1881, d. WFT Est 1844-1933
......1.2.3-Jerome BENNETT b. WFT Est 1843-1881, d. WFT Est 1844-1933
......1.2.4-Ezra BENNETT b. WFT Est 1843-1881, d. WFT Est 1844-1933
...1.3-Walter Hubbel NORRIS b. 31 Mar 1830, d. 14 Mar 1831
...1.4-Charles E. NORRIS b. 25 Mar 1832, Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA, d.
14 Feb 1917, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michiagn
...1.5-Martin P. NORRIS b. 1834, Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA, d. 27 Jan
1915, Garfield Twp, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
+Caroline WOVEN b. 21 Jul 1849, Auborn, , New York, USA, d. 14 Mar 1929,
Garfield Twp, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA, m. 1866
......1.5.1-Frank NORRIS b. 18 Jun 1868, , , Michigan, USA
......1.5.2-Perry NORRIS b. 22 May 1871, Greilickville, Leelanau Co., Michigan,
USA, d. 12 May 1958, Elk Rapids, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
......1.5.3-L.D. NORRIS b. 8 Mar 1873, Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 4 Jul 1934, Garfield Twp., , Michigan, USA
......1.5.4-Lillian NORRIS b. 10 Feb 1875, , , Michigan, USA, d. 22 Aug 1956,
Garfield Twp, Michigan, USA
......1.5.5-Louis NORRIS b. 24 Oct 1878, , , Michigan, USA, d. 2 Jul 1902, ,
Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
......1.5.6-Mabel A. NORRIS b. 18 Oct 1883
...1.6-John NORRIS b. 1837, Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, USA, d. 8 Feb 1917,
Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
+Mary Elizabeth WAIT b. 18 Mar 1841, Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio,
USA, d. 5 Dec 1911, Greilickville, Leelanau Co., Michigan, USA, m. 26 Sep 1866,
Peninsular, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA, par. Martin S. WAIT and Mary Ann
E. FOX
......1.6.1-Bertha Isabelle NORRIS b. 16 Jul 1867, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA
......1.6.2-Byron Irving NORRIS b. 16 Jul 1867, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 16 Oct 1950, Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
......1.6.3-Arthur Wait NORRIS b. 29 Jul 1869, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 20 May 1895, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co., Michigan, USA
......1.6.4-Edith Irene NORRIS b. 25 Jun 1875, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. WFT Est 1900-1969
......1.6.5-Edwin John NORRIS b. 25 Jun 1875, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. WFT Est 1876-1965
......1.6.6-Herbert Eugene NORRIS b. 14 Dec 1878, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. WFT Est 1914-1969
......1.6.7-Estelle Victoria NORRIS b. 29 Jul 1880, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 15 Jul 1887, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co., Michigan, USA
......1.6.8-Luella Virginia NORRIS b. 29 Jul 1880, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 9 Oct 1910, Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
......1.6.9-William NORRIS b. 8 Apr 1882, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co., Michigan,
USA, d. 23 May 1917, Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
......1.6.10-Wilma NORRIS b. 8 Apr 1882, Elmwood Twp., Leelenau Co., Michigan,
USA, d. 19 May 1934, Charlevoix, Charlevoix Co., Michigan, USA
...1.7-Albert NORRIS b. 5 Aug 1840, Norton Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan, USA, d.
6 Feb 1902, Long Lake Twp., Grand Traverse Co., Michigan, USA
+Fanny Mariah "Anna" FISH b. Abt 1846, , , New York, USA, d. 5 Jan 1932, ,
, Michigan, USA, m. Bef 1865, par. Almon FISH and Emilia PERSOLL
......1.7.1-Charles E. NORRIS b. 28 Jan 1865, Norrisville, Leelanau Co.,
Michigan, USA, d. 5 Sep 1910, Frankfort, Benzie Co., Michigan, USA
......1.7.2-Daisey B "Rose" NORRIS b. 5 Jul 1867, Leelanau, Michigan, USA
......1.7.3-Julius NORRIS b. 9 Nov 1869, Norrisville, Leelanau Co., Michigan,
USA, d. 18 Oct 1954, Burlington, Skagit Co., Washington, USA
...1.8-Luke NORRIS b. 25 Feb 1843, d. 28 Feb 1843
...1.9-Mark NORRIS b. 25 Feb 1843, d. 25 Feb 1843

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 20 Dec 2006 11:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would be interested in your information. I grew up in the area and attended Kindergarten at the Norris Elementary.

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2011 12:53PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Grandy
Hi Don..did you ever figure out the Julius Norris question?? He married carrie Grandy (B 1881), he was born Nov 9, 1869 and died Oct 18, 1843.

It is true that Albert Norris was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, as there is a listing of wounded from Michigan that is on the Gettysburg battlefield listing. He is there. Says he was wounded in the leg. I have a lot of pictures of the Norris family.

Seth came to the TC area in 1850, and I have this from a direct source. My grandmother was a Norris, and that's why I have a lot of pictures and books from the family. Including one on Norrisville. :o)

Kathlene Bradford-Marks

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2011 12:52PM GMT
Surnames: Norris
Hello....did you ever receive your needed info on GGG grandpa Norris and his family? The direct descendants of Seth and Nancy are still living in that area. My cousins and my father, whom is 90 years young now, are direct descendants, as well as my brother and myself.

Kathlene Bradford-Marks

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 12:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jul 2011 12:51PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Habner
You may find more info on Mable Norris if you check under Habner. That was her married name.

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 20 Sep 2011 11:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Sep 2011 2:07PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Pierce, Hall
Seth Hall Norris, Born Sept 1, 1800 in Phelps, NY, Died Sept 12, 1862 in Leelaneau Co, Norrisville, MI. Married Nancy Pierce, b orn on May 19, 1801. He was the son fo John and Mary Hall. Seth and Nancy had seven children: George, Eliza Jane, Mary Ann, Charles, Martin P., John and Albert.

I have a picture of Albert Norris in his uniform.
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Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 6:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jul 2012 3:35PM GMT
Surnames: Norris
Hi, I am a direct descendent of John Norris and I am looking for information on Wilma Norris she was my great grand mother,do you have any info on this branch of the Norris family, or pictures?

Re: Norris of Northern Lower Michigan

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 5:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Jul 2012 1:30PM GMT
Surnames: Norris, Hall, Van der Bosch, Johnson, Royce, Chatterton, Ball, Thompson, Pierce, Holbrook, Low, Ellis, Horton, Rounds
Here is what I have.

Ancestry Chart of John Norris

+--- 3-John Norris,b.1778 May 22,d.After 1824
+--+ 2-Seth Hall Norris,b.1800 Sep 1,d.1862 Sep 12
| | +--- 4-Josiah Hall,b.Bef 1748,d.1810 Aug 11
| +--+ 3-Mary Hall,b.1780 Apr 27,d.1834 Aug 18
| | +--- 8-Jan Woutersen Van der Bosch,b.Bef 1643,d.???
| | +--+ 7-Walter Johnson,d.???
| | +--+ 6-Senior John Johnson,d.Bef 1724
| | | | +--- 8-Nehemiah Royce,d.???
| | | +--+ 7-Hannah Royce,d.Bef 1689
| | +--+ 5-Junior John Johnson,b.1711,d.???
| | | | +--- 8-William Chatterton,d.???
| | | | +--+ 7-John Chatterton,d.???
| | | +--+ 6-Mary Chatterton,d.???
| +--+ 4-Abigail Johnson,b.1748 Jan 28,d.1839 Oct 15
| | +--- 9-D. D. Sir Richard Ball,b.Bef 1613,d.???
| | +--+ 8-Alling Ball,b.Bef 1639,d.???
| | +--+ 7-Edward Ball,d.???
| | +--+ 6-Caleb Ball,d.1748
| +--+ 5-Abigail Ball,d.???
| +--- 6-Sarah Thompson,d.???
--+ 1-John Norris,b.1837,d.1917 Feb 8
| +--- 10-James Pierce,d.???
| +--+ 9-Captain Michael Pierce,b.Abt 1615,d.1676 Mar 26
| +--+ 8-Ephraim Pierce,d.1719 Sep 14
| | +--- 9-Annah,d.???
| +--+ 7-Ephraim Pierce Jr.,b.1674,d.???
| | +--- 8-Hannah Holbrook,d.???
| +--+ 6-Deacon Mial Pierce,b.1693 Apr 24,d.1786 Oct 18
| | +--- 7-Mary Low,d.???
| +--+ 5-Joshua Pierce,d.???
| | | +--- 7-Judge Ellis,d.???
| | +--+ 6-Judith Ellis,b.1686,d.1744 Oct 6
| +--+ 4-Joshua Pierce Jr.,d.1804 Nov 25
| | +--- 5-Mary Horton,d.???
| +--+ 3-Leonard Pierce,b.1776,d.1812 Jul
| | +--- 4-Susannah Rounds,b.1753,d.???
+--+ 2-Nancy Pierce,b.1802 May 19,d.1873 Jan 31
+--- 3-Jemima Rounds,d.1850 Sep 16






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